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    Stony Brook BSN - Summer/Fall 2011 Applicants

    Regarding the accelerated nursing program. when is the next deadline? I still see the old deadline for fall 2011 on their website. I assume next class is for fall 2012 right, cuz its once a year entry? is the application available?
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    Hunter college Accelerated

    i heard the program is pretty tough and competitive. also wondering about employment rate of graduates.
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    Started new job - how do I bring up time off for vacation

    it is considered bad work ethic to not let employer know before hiring of any time off planned and then asking for almost 2 weeks off only 2-3 months into the job. this just doesn't look good from management perspective .
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    Started new job - how do I bring up time off for vacation

    i think its kinda late to tell them you planned 8 days vacation in Feb. Actually it's common to let your employer know if you had scheduled something prior to starting your job, whether vacation,appointments,obligtions, etc. I guess this must be your first full time job? It doesnt look too good that you bring up you want 8 days off a month after you've already started the job. I would reschedule
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    Hunter college Accelerated

    How is the Hunter nursing program? Is anyone or has anyone applied to this yet?
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    financial aid

    Of course i didnt advocate doing anything illegal or lying o get financial aid. putting money in a 401 k or IRA to lower adjusted gross income is not illegal; its financial planning. and it can save you a lot of money. BTW does financial aid require you list the money you have in Joint bank accounts? or is that not applicable?
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    financial aid

    sorry, im not understanding ??? my username, the "d" stands for the last letter of my first name, "00" is the 2nd and 3rd digit of my social, then "d00" is repeated because people think I am slightly OCD where i sometimes say things twice twice. "butter" because when i was 13 years old and eating at IHOP, it saved my life because i was choking on a pancake, so serious that i started seeing black circles and my mom shoved some butter down my throat to lubricate it down, so i am forever indebted to butter and make sure i always have it stocked in my fridge. without butter i would not be standing here today
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    financial aid

    i think you may be right. Google shows 16,500 as 2011 limit for 401k contribution. so even if my employer allows up to 50% contirbution per pay period, it will stop once it reaches the limit..someone confirm if this is right? When applying for financial aid., dont they look at adjusted gross income? not gross income? so if i can knock off 16500 from 60000, put another 5000 for IRA...my adj usted gross income could be as low as 38500.
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    Stony Brook BSN - Summer/Fall 2011 Applicants

    hello y'all what is the next deadline for accelerated BSN at stony brook? and for what semester start? the stony brook website isnt updated, it still says 2010. Or is it rolling admissions, like i can apply at any time?
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    financial aid

    i am planning on applying for accelerated nursing programs this year...possibly fall 2011 or spring 2012 program start. would it be a good idea to put 50% of my paycheck into 401K to lower my income. my current annual salary is about 60K gross. This way i might be able to get more grants and scholarships? or would it be futile since schools would probably look at my 2010 tax return? i also have a some money in brokerage accounts; should i move them out of my accounts as soon as possible? in a nutshell, what kind of financial aid is out there for ppl like me. Like everyone else , i want to minimize my cost of school, with scholarships, grants, or even loans which can be forgiven under some contract. BTW i am planning on applying to schools around the NYC area.
  11. Im interested in an accelerated nursing program. I may apply to private universities, which will be quite costly. these are excellent schools i would like to attend but I dont want to end up with 60K+ in loans has anyone had success signing a contract with a hospital in exchange for them paying for your schooling. I was wondering if this is possible to to do once you have recieved an acceptance letter and prior to actually attending school? How does one go about doing this? just walk into the HR and try to sell yourself? how does it work usually? will the hospital pay your bills right away? do you need to take a loan now and then in the future they will pay it?
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    Letter of recommendation

    if im applying to multiple schools , it seems like a pain in the ass if im applying to like twenty schools, each with different requirements for LoR. how do you deal with schools that ask for a sealed letter or for the person to fill out a form with specific questions (instead of a typed letter)? should i just get one copy of a letter of rec from the person and then i make multiple copies of it ?
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    career change - need advice

    I know I would rather do accelerated and will quit my fulltime job when the time comes. just wary of the nursing job market. from what I hear there is an oversupply of nurses vs available jobs. at least in nyc region
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    career change - need advice

    currently work in financial industry, and i am thinking about switch to nursing , I havea (non science related)degree already and have taken 1 year A&P, 1 year Chem, psych, (all A's, except for 1 A-) should have any necessary math and social science/humanity courses from previous degree (taken within 8 years ago). i have no health care related experience though. however i have also taken a step back to reevaluate . i hear from ppl that it is a tough job market in NYC b/c there is a glut of new nursing grads in NYC, due to everyone and ther mother wanting to go to nursing school, the closing of several city hospitals, and out of state nurses wanting jobs here?. is this true? would i be better to go to school elsewhere? or go to school here but look for job out of state? if i graduate from a nursing program in NYC but decide to go out of state for a job, does that mean multiple licensing exams (or is it a national standardized license) to work in different states? I also hear its difficult for new grads to get hired with no experience? is this because of the oversupply of grads or is this a general hiring process? how are you expected to get direct patient care exp if you are going to nursing school? do nursing programs place you in hospitals during the school year? i know its probably better to do some volunteer work but i already work 60 hours a week, so if i do i need to find a hospital that has no weekly minimum required hours. i could maybe do an hour or two after work a few times a week. i would skip the volunteer work, if i will gain that experience during the nursing program.
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